The 5 Most Common Phone Scams And How To Avoid Them

While so many spams and scams these days concentrate on email and other online pursuits, some fraudsters are sticking to what they know best: the telephone. We've bundled up the five worst phone scams that are still doing the rounds, throwing in some solid tips to help you avoid the impact.1.

ASK NEWS:
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    ... one rental scam, one breaking & entering in the nighttime, 2 phone scams, one report of ... Also common in Provincetown is a plethora of animal
    08/21/2014 - 3:43 pm | View Link
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    08/21/2014 - 9:59 am | View Link
  • Phone scams still targeting taxpayers, costing millions of dollars - Lebanon Democrat
    ... sometimes phone scammers call back trying a new strategy. Other characteristics of these scams ... They generally use common names and ...
    08/21/2014 - 7:34 am | View Link
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  • Cuomo: Guard against scams after record rain - Newsday
    ... to protect themselves against repair scams that ... most businesses are honest, it's common to see ... by door-to-door or over-the-phone ...
    08/20/2014 - 12:22 pm | View Link
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    07/24/2014 - 6:10 am | View Link
  • MoneyPak Scams Becoming More Common
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    07/21/2014 - 10:23 pm | View Link
  • The MH17 'tribute' and other social media scams to beware of
    Sick scammers are using the MH17 plane crash to try to lure people.
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    Sick scammers have used the plane crash to try to lure people into link-clicking
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BING NEWS:
  • Ohioans Report Rash of “Spoofed” Phone Calls
    “No matter what number appears on your caller ID, keep your guard up and watch for phone scams.” Caller ID spoofing generally refers to the practice of altering or disguising the phone number reflected on a consumer’s caller ID. In this ...
    08/13/2014 - 2:37 am | View Link
  • Police warn of IRS phone scam
    According to the IRS website, the organization is aware of the ongoing scam. "The IRS encourages taxpayers to be vigilant against phone and email scams that use the IRS as a lure," said a press release from this past April. "The IRS does not initiate ...
    08/7/2014 - 9:00 pm | View Link
  • AG Schneiderman Releases Consumer Alert on Five Common Phone Scams Targeting Senior Citizens
    AG Offers Tips to Seniors as Scams Spike During Summer Months New York, NY - June 25, 2014 - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today issued a consumer alert on five common telephone scams targeting senior citizens. These common scams, identified by ...
    06/25/2014 - 8:05 pm | View Link
  • 5 common phone scams targeting seniors
    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is urging the elderly to beware of phone scams. And many of these scams have gotten more sophisticated, with crooks using social media and the Internet to learn details about you, including family members' names ...
    06/25/2014 - 4:21 pm | View Link
  • 6 common phone scams targeting seniors
    Here are the five most common types of fraud targeting seniors, along with a brief description of how they work: Grandparent scam: You get a phone call from someone posing as a grandchild who is supposedly out of town and in a desperate situation.
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BING SEARCH:
  • Phone fraud
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  • IRS Releases the “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for 2014 ...
    IRS Releases the “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for 2014; Identity Theft, Phone Scams Lead List. Español. IR-2014-16, Feb. 19, 2014. WASHINGTON — The ...
    08/21/2014 - 12:40 am | View Website
  • Common Scams | USCIS
    If you need legal advice on immigration matters, make sure that the person you rely on is authorized to give you legal advice. Only an attorney or an accredited ...
    08/20/2014 - 3:07 pm | View Website
  • FBI — Common Fraud Schemes
    The following are some of the most common scams that the FBI investigates and tips to help prevent you from being victimized. Visit our White-Collar Crime and Cyber ...
    08/20/2014 - 2:03 pm | View Website
  • FBI — Seniors
    Fraud Target: Senior Citizens. Our Common Fraud Schemes webpage provides tips on how you can protect you and your family from fraud. Senior Citizens especially should ...
    08/20/2014 - 8:26 am | View Website
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